- Liebherr delivers the first LTM 1120-4.1 to Brazil
- Liebherr’s VarioBallast® and VarioBase® deliver greater capacity, flexibility and safety on constricted sites
- Second already on the way: Next LTM 1120-4.1 arrives at Tatuapé in mid-2022 – High lifting capacity and versatility were the main criteria behind the purchase by Guindastes Tatuapé
The LTM 1120-4.1, unveiled at the Conexpo 2020 in Las Vegas (USA), is the most powerful four-axle mobile crane on the market. Its 66-metre telescopic boom is the longest ever realised in this crane class. In December, the first unit of the Liebherr 120-tonne crane arrived in Brazil and was taken over by the crane and heavy transport company Guindastes Tatuapé.
The LTM 1120-4.1 embodies great performance and the very latest crane technology. Its 66-metre telescopic boom means that it encroaches into the class of 5-axle mobile cranes. Its lattice jib enables it to reach a maximum hoist height of 91 metres.
This was an important factor in the purchase decision for Guindastes Tatuapé. Denys Garzon Rodrigues, Commercial Director at Guindastes Tatuapé, reasons: “The LTM 1120-4.1 is the new benchmark in the 4-axle class. It has the longest boom and delivers extremely high lifting capacities which increase its flexibility for jobs and improve transport costs as the crane can be used to complete jobs that would otherwise require a 5-axle crane, for which a great deal more logistical work is required.”
Rodrigues also highlights the compact design and manoeuvrability of the Liebherr 4-axle crane: “As all four axles can be steered, it is ideal for use on very restricted sites. The VarioBase® variable supporting base and VarioBallast® adjustable ballast radius are features that make jobs in extreme conditions safer and more flexible.” To extend its range of cranes even further, Tatuapé actually placed an order for two LTM 1120-4.1 machines. The second one is due to arrive in Brazil in mid-2022.
Guindastes Tatuapé has been active in the Brazilian market for more than 60 years, providing crane rental and special haulage services. From the very beginning, the company showed its preference for innovative technologies and has kept its fleet up to date by repeatedly purchasing new crane models. The company has had a good business relationship with Liebherr for more than 30 years.